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Ocean Sunlight by Molly Bang
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Jun 18, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2012, picture, children-s
Read in June, 2012

When I taught 5th grade, one of our science units was about the oceans. My students learned about food systems, the ocean zones and floor, and animal adaptations. My students didn't really know very much about oceans before I began the unit and it was so much fun to introduce them to so much new information.

That's a long introduction to help explain why I like this book so much. It's the perfect science read aloud for an ocean unit for students in grades 3 - 5. The information is accurate, beautifully illustrated, and builds logically from simple to complicated ideas. With the sun as a narrator, Chisholm and Bang describe the important role of phytoplankton in ocean ecology.

Highly recommended as a nonfiction text. A great text to recommend to teachers as a nonfiction read aloud.
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